In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Miami, Sanford, Lawrence, Honolulu, Calgary and Manatee.

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Janya Jones prepares soup at the bamboo Thai food wagon she operates with her husband, Monty.

Dec 30

Food trucks make night owls their latest customers – Miami, FL – South Florida-based food trucks are gearing up to serve a hungry new crowd on New Year’s Eve.

The mobile kitchens, which offer gourmet food on the fly, are expanding into the wee hours of the morning. Revelers will find the colorful trucks and busses parked outside bars and night life spots seeking customers who want a unique after-midnight snack.

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Sanford will have monthly food-truck event – Sanford, FL – Sanford commissioners have agreed to allow a food-truck bazaar on the first Saturday of each month, starting Feb. 4, in an effort to lure visitors and shoppers into the city’s downtown.

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Dec 31

Man fatally shot in fight at food truck – Lawrence, MA – A 29-year-old Fairhaven man was shot and killed early yesterday when an argument came to blows outside of a food truck in Lawrence, police said.

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Food truck crackdown spurs move to alter law – Honolulu, HI – A law that makes it difficult for a food truck or lunch wagon to operate legally on city streets could be relaxed under a new proposal before the City Council.

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Jan 1

Chef stirs the pot in city’s culinary scene – Calgary, Canada – Take one generous helping of culinary talent; blend in plenty of innovative dining trends; and, mix with a generous sprinkle of marketing savvy.

It’s the recipe for the success of Charcut Chef Connie DeSousa, who is slicing, dicing and chopping her way to the top of Calgary’s restaurant scene.

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Restaurant to go: Food trucks coming to Manatee – Manatee, FL – Monty Jones has a new motto: “soup happens.”Jones has long believed nobody else could cook quite like his wife, Janya, a native of Thailand whose specialty is a beef and noodle soup. He had no idea hundreds of Manatee residents would come to feel the same way.

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